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Legends of the Fall Movie Review Summary

Actors: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Ormond, Aidan Quinn, Henry Thomas

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Jim Harrison's epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote Montana wilderness early in the 20th century came to the screen in 1994 with a lot of passion and sweep, if not not a lot of sense. The story starts about 1913, when Samuel Ludlow (Thomas) brings home a gorgeous fiancee named Susannah (Ormond) from the university. Both his brothers are attracted to her, and tension rises until the First World War breaks out and Samuel dies on the battlefield. Oldest brother Alfred courts Susannah in earnest, but untamed Tristan takes her to bed. When Tristan goes wandering, she marries Alfred, who becomes a US Congressman, but violence and suicide will tear the family apart. British Columbia and the area around Calgary and Morley, Alberta stand in beautifully for untouched Montana.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus




The three Ludlow brothers, raised in a Montana ranch, are reunited when Sam, the youngest, presents his fiancée Susannah. Alfred, the eldest, quickly falls in love with her but she is fascinated by the middle brither, the wild and sensual Tristan. When Sam dies in WW1, Susannah gets involved with Tristan but he's more in love with his freedom and departs for 5 years. When he returns, Susannah is married to Alfred and Tristan seeks comfort by marrying their indian adopted sister Isabel 2. But tragedy will leave the two rival brothers alone.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Brother Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   farmer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   ranch    -   lot of descript of crop raising Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   ignorant small town people

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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